Academy Uniform

Academy Uniform

The Academy has a simple and smart uniform which we expect all students to wear.

Uniform

  • Blazer with Academy logo (compulsory).
  • Tie in house colours with logo (compulsory).
  • White blouse or shirt tucked into waistband with top button fastened.
  • Plain black trousers or plain black skirt, knee or ankle length.
  • Plain black jumper with or without sleeves (optional – but no cardigans).
  • Plain black socks.
  • Plain black leather-type polishable shoes, not trainers or trainer style.
  • Salwar Kameez and headscarves may be worn and should be a plain colour.

Students will be expected to wear a blazer and tie with these items. Blazers should be worn at all times. Outdoor coats may be a variety of colours but should be smart, ideally waterproof and not covered in lettering.
Ankle boots may be worn underneath trousers but should be smart and polishable. Shoes and boots must have a flat sole or have a low heel.

Examples of suitable footwear

Jewellery and Hats

For health and safety reasons, we also ask students to observe these rules:

  • One pair of stud earrings may be worn (one earring per ear) but should not be excessively large. If the Academy considers that earrings present a health and safety risk, the student will be instructed to remove them.
  • One nose stud may be worn. Multiple studs are not allowed. No other facial piercings.
  • Earrings and nose studs must be removed for PE lessons.
  • Baseball caps are not allowed to be worn at any time. Hats or hoods must not be worn inside the Academy.

P.E Kit

  • Academy sports top with logo.
  • Black tracksuit bottoms made from shellsuit-type material with single white piping.
  • Black or navy socks suitable for sporting activities.
  • Trainers (can be any colour).

 

Prohibited items:

  • Caps are not allowed to be worn at any time
  • No hoodies or sport jackets
  • No nail extensions, false nails and/or brightly coloured nail varnish
  • No extreme hairstyles (e.g. bright unnatural colours, patterns or lines shaved in hair. Any beads in braids must be black.

 

Uniform Issues

Please use the Uniform Discrepancy section at the back of the Student Planner to report any uniform issues to your child’s Form Teacher. If there is an issue with an item of uniform your child will be issued with a Uniform Exemption Card. They will be asked to correct the item of uniform as soon as possible; the Form Teacher may speak to family to offer some assistance.

Where to Buy Uniform

Our suppliers are CC Uniforms.

The Academy blazer, tie and PE sports top must be purchased from here, other items may be purchased from retailers of your choice, provided they meet the requirements on this list.

Support with Academy Uniform

You may be untitled to apply for a voucher worth £25 to support you in buying your child’s Academy uniform.

Please find the criteria and further details on how to apply here.

Applications must be made via the Sandwell website and you must have a mySandwell account to apply online. We cannot accept applications and do not issues vouchers from school – it is done as part of the Sandwell scheme and we have been assured by contacts at Sandwell that the system is up and running and working.

Student Equipment

It is expected that students will bring their own set of equipment that they need to use in lessons each day.

Essential equipment

Pencil case containing:

  • Black or blue pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Green pen

Desirable equipment

  • Pencil crayons or felt pens
  • Highlighter pens
  • Glue stick
  • Safety scissors
  • Geometry set
  • Calculator
  • Post-it notes
  • A4 folder containing dividers

Students will be provided with a Student Planner (diary/notebook) for recording homework and an A4 plastic popper folder for storing sheets.